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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 6:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ryan adams

RRE is one of my more recent discoveries - have seen them on video, but yet to see live. There are some great shows here on the archive.

Another band that I loved live was My Morning Jacket - gotta love a band that will go from a Curtis Mayfield cover into Velvet Underground into Kool and the Gang into The Dictators and crush with their own stuff. Saw them do The Who's "A Quick One" and Stones' "Loving Cup" at Bonnaroo during a late night set that went on for hours. Very, very good live band. I've really enjoyed their MSG NYE show here on the archive (yea, I'm a sucker for the soul/funk falsetto stuff).

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Poster: amosearle Date: Jan 13, 2009 7:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth

The musical highlight of 2008 for me was hearing this from a 2004 party. I want to know who Doug of Dougaroo is. What a party this must have been.

Check out the segment from track 4 through track seven. Damn.
This version may even sound better than the one I originally downloaded.
Forgive me if I have gone on about this before.

http://www.archive.org/details/rre2004-08-15

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Jan 14, 2009 5:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth

And thanks for this! I've heard of this band but never heard them before. Great stuff - and the first guitarist in history about whom I can say "he sounds heavily influenced by Vini Reilly (of Durutti Column)." (He's also obviously heavily influenced by JG - and I never thought anyone would bring those two influences together!) And I love that fiddle player. I may have a new favorite current band, thanks to you, and I really appreciate it.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 13, 2009 8:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Railroad Earth

Doug is a great guy. I met him at Floydfest in 2006. He still "threatens" to hold another "Dougaroo". And you're exactly right..the Doougaroo show is fantastic. There is also a late niight acoustic "Campfire Set".

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Poster: amosearle Date: Jan 13, 2009 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Soul Funk

I need to recommend JJ Grey and Mofro if you like some funk. Those guys know a thing or two. "Blackwater" is the album I would start with. This is redneck funk, not the Motown kind. Their older stuff holds my attention better than some of the more recent stuff. Not necessarily timeless tunes, but the bar band quality is not a limitation in their case. The missus tries to get me to listen to more my morning jacket. I won't credit you for my finally doing so if you don't mind.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 13, 2009 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Soul Funk

I've had many people I respect tell me the same re Mofro. One of those bands I'm waiting to catch live at a fest or local club (Santa Cruz helps in that respect).

I don't think MMJ really translates on album/CD but live they were a blast - really good musicians having a good time that was contagious.

Enjoy Greensboro (I saw many a great hoops' game in that town - and a couple of fun shows. Saw Dwight Yoakam there one year for the fair. Had Sneaky Pete with him.)